A Look Back At Chloe Kim’s Food Tweets From The 2018 Winter OIympics

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Fatima Araos

Chloe Kim is headed to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing next month and if it’s going to be anything like the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018, we can expect two things from the 21-year-old snowboarder: gold and funny tweets.

You may remember that Kim won a gold medal in the women's snowboard halfpipe during the previous Winter Games – the youngest female to have done so. But perhaps just as viral as her win were the hilarious hunger-driven tweets she sent out.

Let’s revisit those tweets below.

Pre-Game Snack Ritual

While other athletes have their pre-game rituals like visualization drills, exercise, etc., the Korean-American sports prodigy likes “to chill and find a snack,” she told Shape. Before her qualifying runs in Pyeongchang, she tweeted about feeling nervous then followed it up with, “Oh and I also had 2 churros today and they were pretty bomb so if you ever get nervous go eat a churro.”

The post got a lot of equally funny comments. One said, “Exactly! We now have proof of the superpowers of churros!”

Craving Ice Cream

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The following day, just before her history-making run, Kim went on Twitter again to say, “Could be down for some ice cream rn.”

This prompted a reply from someone, “Aren’t you competing right now?” along with funny comments like “Someone get this girl an ice cream sponsorship asap” and even a poll on which flavor she should get. Cookies and Cream won and the athlete replied, “Cookies & Cream is some good stuff. If anyone can get me some to the village that’d be dope.”

‘Getting Hangry’

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Later, the athlete sent out a third food-fueled tweet that said, “Wish I finished my breakfast sandwich but my stubborn self decided not to and now I'm getting hangry,” which got some encouraging replies like “Kill this last run thinking of the food waiting for you at the bottom of the hill!” and “Someone needs to get this awesome girl food after her next run!”

While a lot of the comments were supportive and equally amusing, others chose to put a different spin. See below.

Nasty Comment

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Some thought that Kim’s habit of tweeting about food mid-game showed a lack of focus or seriousness, which was absurd because the snowboarding sensation would go on to score a near-perfect 95.50 right after posting about ice cream. Plus, she won gold as we all know.

One particularly nasty comment she got (albeit by accident) was from a fellow top snowboarder, calling her a “cocky ass bitch.” That DM had such a negative impact on her that she almost quit her sport.

But obviously, Kim’s social media habits don’t affect her game at all, and we’re looking forward to more Twitter musings (and golds) from her this coming Beijing Olympics.